Ulzana's Raid
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One of the best films by often-underrated director Robert Aldrich, this stark, brutal Western is also an effective allegory of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. Set in Arizona during the late 1880s, the film begins with experienced scout McIntosh (Burt Lancaster) and idealistic U.S. Cavalry Lieutenant DeBuin (Bruce Davison) setting out to catch a group of Apache renegades lead by their chieftain, Ulzana (Joaquin Martinez). The story focuses on the opposing views of the two men regarding Ulzana. McIntosh is cold and cynical while DeBuin is morally outraged by supposed Apache… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of Aldrich's finest films, this underestimated Western presents a bleak yet intelligent portrait of the racial warfare of the white men vs. Native Americans and also serves as effective and damning allegory of the American involvement in Vietnam."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A superior western though somewhat ponderous and its action sequences are formulaic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The kind of storyline that suits a cop-vs-serial-killer formula better than a western"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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